SAPS operation yields successes in the Northern Cape

South African Police Service

SAPS operation yields successes in the Northern Cape
SAPS operation yields successes in the Northern Cape

The SAPS in the Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Western Cape conducted simultaneous operations in the three provinces between 23 and 26 May 2022.

The multi-disciplinary tri-lateral operations for the Northern Cape focused on the Namakwa District and also included stations within the Pixely Ka-Seme district. Also covering surrounding towns in Springbok to ensure that all cross border crime and illegal activities are addressed.

The Northern Cape teams conducted 24 hour roadblocks on various national and secondary roads. Random Vehicle Check Points (VCP) were conducted focusing on stolen vehicles, drugs and the transportation of illegal fauna and flora and endangered species.

The disruptive actions also included compliance inspections at 15 spaza shops and 2 liquor outlets during which 3 fines to the value of R900-00 were issued to owners found in contravention of their license conditions.

Several intelligence driven raids at suspected drug houses secured the arrest of an adult male suspect in Calvinia, who was found in possession of Mandrax tablets.

Roadblocks were held at the N7 Weighbridge in Springbok, N14 Weighbridge in Aggenys and secondary roadblock routes comprised of the R27, R355, R353 and R63 roads.

In total 686 vehicles were stopped and searched, 1000 persons were searched and 20 traffic fines were issued amounting to R10 000-00.

In addition 14 undocumented foreign nationals were arrested at the roadblocks and VCP’s.

One male was fined R2 500-00 for the illegal possession of an endangered tortoise.

Detectives arrested 32 wanted persons during tracing operations for attempted murder, robbery, malicious damage to property, assault GBH, possession of drugs theft out of motor vehicle, etc.

A 9mm pistol and ammunition was found abandoned next to the road on the N7 and police are investigating a case of negligent loss of a firearm.

The integrated approach adopted by the different law enforcement agencies comprised of SAPS Visible Policing units, Public Order Policing, Stock Theft and Endangered Species unit, Vehicle Crime Investigation unit, K9 unit, Highway Patrol, Crime Intelligence, Immigration Services, Municipal Security, the Department of Nature Conservation, the Department of Labour and the Provincial Traffic.

The Acting Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Operations in the Northern Cape, Brigadier Hennie van Rensburg was the overall commander and was assisted by the Namakwa Acting District Commander, Colonel Schalk Andrews and the Pixely Ka-Seme District Commander, Brigadier Nomana Adonis who actively participated in the operations .

Brigadier van Rensburg further lauded all the members from all stations and the external role-players for their loyalty, vigilance and professionalism displayed during the execution of the operations.

He also commended the community for their assistance and support in the collective effort to prevent and combat crime.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service